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The principal objective of this research was to explore the feasibility of developing a finite element model of the human abdomen and establish its potential to simulate real life responses to typical in-car loadings.
The Department has a need to understand the biomechanics of abdominal injuries and which parameters in a car impact cause them to occur. Studies of accident data have previously shown that a significant number of serious injuries to vehicle occupants occur to the abdomen and it was believed that incorrect positioning of the seatbelt across the stomach was the main cause of those injuries. Initial analysis of accident data revealed that the serious injuries to the abdomen occurred to the organs (liver, spleen, and kidneys) than the intestine and therefore modelling was focussed in this area.
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Cost to the Department: £60,000.00
Actual start date: 30 April 1999
Actual completion date: 30 April 2000
PR/SE/100/00. Modelling of abdominal injuries sustained in road accidents: Final report
Author: TRL Ltd.
Publication date: 01/04/2000
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More information: http://www.trl.co.uk/static/dft/pr_se_100_00.pdf